Psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Tuberculosis-Related Stigma scale

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Beser A., Bahar Z., Kıssal A., Cal A., Çavuşoğlu F., Mert H., ...More

ACTA PAULISTA DE ENFERMAGEM, vol.31, no.4, pp.374-381, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1590/1982-0194201800053
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.374-381
  • Keywords: Tuberculosis, Stigmatization, Stigma of tuberculosis scale, Reliability and validity, HIV/AIDS, HEALTH
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the validity and reliability of the Turkish “Tuberculosis-Related Stigma Scale”. Methods: This study used methodological design. This methodological study was conducted with 263 with individuals who not being diagnosed as pulmonary tuberculosis. We also used Pearson correlation analysis, Cronbach alpha coefficient, item total correlation and factor analysis for the study data. Results: In this study, Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was .83 for the subscale community perspectives and .89 for the subscale patient perspectives. RMSEA was 0.077, NFI was 0.91, CFI was 0.94, RMR was 0.056, SRM was 0.079, GFI was 0.95, AGFI was 0.94, x2 was 582.84, SD was 228 and x2/SD was 2.55 (p= 0.000). Clearly, all model fit indices were acceptable. Conclusion: In the light of the findings, Turkish version of Tuberculosis-Related Stigma Scale has acceptable validity and reliability for use in Turkish population.